Marlborough Tramping Club

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  Visitors are most welcome - Just contact the designated leader a few days before to book in. 

Important details of what to do and what to take are below the itinerary.

A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 



Sun 3, No tramp: Any offers?

Wed 6, Waireka, BR 28, Mod, Steph Blackmore, 578 6559, 8am, $10

Sun 10, Jordans Bay to Robertson Point:  Port Underwood, BQ 29, Easy / Easy+, Jane Minto, 578 7441, 7.30am, $17

Wed 13, Parachute Rocks, BS 25   BR 25, Mod, George Arnesen, 572 8736, 7am, $20

Sun 17, Club Barbecue at Murray Chapmans home:˜Angoradale  Waihopai Road, From 12 clock. All welcome. Meat and bread provided by club.  Bring a salad or dessert to share, plus your own drinks and chairs.

Wed 20, Pizzas in the Park

, Walk or bike from Rifle Range car park at 9am. All welcome at Pollard Park for pizzas at 12 o'clock.  Phone Mary 5728762 to book for lunch $8        Please bring own drink. 


Wed 3, Lake Chalice BR 26, Easy / Easy+, Jane Minto  5787441, 7.30am, $15

Sun 7, Penzance to Elaine Bay   BP 28 , Mod, Jane Minto, 578 7441, 7am, $20 

Wed 10, Weld Cone BS 29, Easy, David Roberts, 579 4814, 8am, $14

Fri 12 -Sun 14, Gordon Hut to Severn Hut to Saxton Hut, BS 25 / BS 26, FE, Murray Chapman, 572 4812,

Details from Murray

Wed 17, Wedge Point from Ngakuta Bay, BQ 28, Easy, Alison Scobie   , 577 8392, 9am, $7

Fri 19 -Sun 21, Hodder Huts working weekend, BS 27, , Kerry Millard 578 8836, Details from Kerry

Wed 24, Captains Creek, BQ 27, Mod, Sue McKenzie, 577 7001, 7am, $16

Sun 28, Mt Richmond BR 26, Mod +, Alyssa Beatty, 022 3137186, 7am  $20(includes $5 4WD charge)

Wed 31 Cape Campbell from Marfells Beach: Part of  DOC Summer Explorer Programme, BR 29

Easy +, Jane Minto, 578 7441, 8.30am, $8


Sun 4, No tramp: Any offers?

Wed 7th   St Ronan's Stream , Exploration.   BS 25  Moderate  Dep 7am  $20   Geoff Butcher, 929 3299

Sun 11, Powder Valley to Parachute Rocks Exploration) , BS 25  BR 25, Mod+, Helmut Adendorff, 579 6498, Details from Helmut

Wed 14, Emerald Pools: Part of DOC Summer Explorer Programme, BQ 27, Easy, Jane Minto, 578 7441, 8.30am, $16

Sat 17 -Sun 18, Mole Tops via Taraumea Track and Mole Saddle  (Camping), BS 24, Mod+

, Murray Chapman, 572 4812, Details from Murray

Wed 21, Penk River BR 27, Mod, Geoff Butcher, 929 3299, 7.30am, $12

Sat 24 -Sun 25, Tarahaka: 2283m.(Clarence area), BT 27 / BT28, FE, Bill Woollcombe, 578 9360, Details from Bill

Wed 28, Doom Creek and Devils Creek Hut, BQ 27, Easy+, Sue McKenzie, 577 7001, 7.30am, $10







  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park

  3. To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY 
  4.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  5. If you are unable to attend on the day please contact the leader or someone you know that is going so that the group is not kept waiting or looking for you. 
  6. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  7. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  8. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  9. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  10. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  11.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to
  12.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

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Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

Moderate +                                                                                                1000+                                                                        7
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